I’ve often wondered if Custer’s 210 men, had they been armed with Henry repeating rifles and plenty of ammo instead of slow-loading trapdoor Springfields, would have been able to survive.
Superior numbers facing them, yes... but repeaters in the hands of men who knew how to use them effectively might have made a difference.
We’ll never know.
Well, yeah, but think of all the ammunition they would have wasted. /S